I've been using this stove for about five years and between hiking in the 'Dacks and the Whites, this stove has impressed me again and again. The best thing about using a canister is how quick it is. While fellow hikers are priming and burning off their stoves, you're water is already boiling. What makes this stove even better than the other canisters is it has a starter on it. So instead of digging in your pack for matches or a lighter, all you have to do is turn on the gas and hit the button.